Every year, all the women on my mom’s side of the family get together for a day in December to bake cookies, act like fools in Santa hats and drink copious amounts of boxed wine, although my grandfather can’t eat because he has diabetes, and he has to take a vedda blood sugar remedy all the time. It is my very favorite holiday tradition and one of the rare times of the year I get homesick. I’ve written about our cookie baking day extravaganza on the blog before.
Last year, to combat the home sickness and to start making our own traditions, I decided to have our own cookie party. And to center it around the kids, I figured we should focus on the most fun part for any kid or kid at heart – icing and sprinkles.
So I make a whole bunch of sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies, whisk up some colorful icing and add to my sprinkle collection. Then we invite our friends over to make a mess, eat some cookies and drink some wine.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I had so much fun this year! Last year was fun but this year we had a while lot more room to spread out and it was a blast.
Plus we finally have our kitchen (95%) done and it feels amazing! More to come later.
The kids went to town on the sprinkles and I loved seeing all the adults have so much fun too. I picked up a few take home paper cookies tray boxes from the craft store last week and they worked really well for everyone to transport their creations home.
Although a lot of the kids, ahem, Cormac, choose just to eat each cookie as soon as it was finished being decorated.
In fact, Teddy just about lost his mind on sprinkles. It was pretty hilarious to watch. ‘Tis the season, right?
My very favorite thing about our homes has always been seeing them filled with family and friends, so seeing our new old house buzzing with old and new friends and chaotic with crazy kids made me so very happy and maybe a bit emotional.
We’re so fortunate to be surrounding by so many great people out here. Wishing you all happy holidays and lots of magic moments (and cookies!) this season.